Sunday, January 22, 2012

Heart Craft: I Love you More

I Love You More by Laura Duksta is a New York Times Bestseller. It's a heartwarming story of a mother and son.  This flip side book can be read from front to back or back to front as it shares back and forth the love a mother has for her son and the love the son has for his mother. As the mom and son are out on a walk, they begin a conversation about love. The mother professes, "I love you higher than the highest bird ever flew." The son sings out, "I love you freer than the freest kite ever flown."
I love how the characters are portrayed. The boy compares love to caterpillars, frogs, and bubbles. The mom compares love to flowers and winding paths. This is not just a "children's book". It is a book that parent and child must share together.
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After reading this book, we made a special craft to answer the question the boy asks in the book, "Mommy, just how much do you love me?"
If you are a parent, you know that the love you feel for your child will not fit inside your heart. We made an expanding heart to hold all of the love. We added the phrase, "I love you more". When the heart is opened, the child can be reminded of how love grows.
I created this printable to make the craft.
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Simply cut out the two hearts.
Glue the strips that say, "I love you more." back to back. Make sure that you will be able to read them from left to right, depending on the direction they are taped to a heart.
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Fold the strips like accordians.
Tape or glue to a heart cut out.
I created this heart craft as part of a heart project fundraiser. I am currently working on a project, created by Jamie at Hands on as We Grow, who is pulling together a “Heart Project eBook”. This collaborative project, involving more than 50 bloggers, will be a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.  The Heart Project eBook will be available by making a $5 donation. There will be awesome giveaways, including a giveaway here at Ready. Set. Read! (Check back on Februrary 1st for the giveaway!)

For complete details on this event, visit Hands on as We Grow. More information to follow! Bloggers are still invited to join the project. The deadline for submission is January 25th!

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  1. That is so sweet! I love it! Thanks for the printable!

  2. What a cute project! I am having this exact conversation with my daughter almost every night. She has very logical points why she loves me more including wanting to cuddle with me all the time even when I am busy with something else :) Thanks for joining WMCIR!